Alert 1999-1| January 15, 1999

Suspicious Transactions: Counterfeit Cashier's Checks


Chief Executive Officers of all National Banks; all State Banking Authorities; Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Deputy Comptrollers (Districts); Assistant Deputy Comptrollers; District Counsel and Examining Personnel

Information has recently been received that counterfeit cashier's checks drawn on the First National Bank Southeast, Reidsville, North Carolina are in circulation. A copy of a counterfeit instrument is attached. Please note that the bank's legitimate cashier's checks do not have the following statement printed on them: "THIS DOCUMENT HAS A COLORED BACKGROUND & MICROPRINTING. THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS DOCUMENT HAS AN ARTIFICIAL WATERMARK."

The bank has requested that Karen Lewis, assistant vice president, Security, telephone (336) 342-3346 (extension 247), fax (336) 349-8035 be contacted about this matter. 

Any information that you may have concerning this matter should also be brought to the attention of:

Mail: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
Enforcement & Compliance Division,
250 E Street, SW,
Washington, DC 20219
Fax: (202) 874-5301


Daniel P. Stipano
Enforcement & Compliance Division

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